2001 a year in wales, patrick hannan
Patrick Hannan
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<p>The sound of laughter is rarely far away as Patrick Hannan watches the events of 2001 unfold and describes them in this chronicle of a year in Wales. The result is a revealing picture of the kind of country Wales now is, its obsessions, its ambitions, its divisions, and the nature of the people who run it or want to run it. The fury over...
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Philip Gross
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<p>A Fold in the River, from Seren Books, is the fruit of collaboration between T.S. Eliot prize-winning poet Philip Gross and the visual artist Valerie Coffin Price. Philip Gross once lived on the banks of the River Taff in Wales and his journals are the source for the powerful poems. Valerie Coffin Price revisited the walking route along...
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a useful fiction, patrick hannan
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<p><strong>&lsquo;A&nbsp;cracking read which... is as relevant, if not more so, than ever.&rsquo; &ndash;&nbsp;<em>On: Yorkshire</em></strong></p><p><br />In <em>A Useful Fiction</em> political broadcaster Patrick Hannan provides a punchy commentary on how the mere...
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act one wales
Phil Clark
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<p>This substantial collection of one act plays from Wales charts the rise of Welsh Drama from the 1950s to the present. From the Dylan Thomas classic, &rsquo;Return Journey&rsquo;, to the work of established names likes Charles Way and Frank Vickery, to the more recent plays by young writers like Edward Thomas and Ian Rowlands, this...
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at the bright hem of god: radnorshire pastoral
Peter J. Conradi
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<p>&#39;Conradi writes thoughtfully and non-judgementally even when dealing with contentious matters of Welsh politics and cultural identity. He is glad to quote Bidgood&#39;s declaration that she did not come to this area to escape the world: &quot;This is the world.&quot; Completed by Simon Dorrell&#39;s exquisite pen-...
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Phil Cope
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<p>The border country between Wales and England is a fertile place in many senses. Settled for millennia, one of the few links we have with early man here are their surviving pagan, pre-Christian wells. Sacred wells have played an important part in the culture and landscape of the region, and continue to do so. Following his books on wells...
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commons knowledge, paul flynn
Paul Flynn
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<p>Most MPs do not achieve the great offices of State; some do not aspire to them. As backbenchers they have an influential role in the making of legislation, the conduct of government and the welfare of their political party. Commons Knowledge makes the case for the active, rigorous backbench MP. From taking the oath to resigning, it offers...
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<p>In <em>Dear Mona</em> artist Jonah Jones records in his own words not just the story of his early life and his relationship with Mona Lovell, but also that of the Second World War, of being on the Home Front, on the European battlefield and in the nascent Israel.&nbsp;</p><p>These letters are a remarkable first...
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Dennis potter
Peter Stead
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<p>Dennis Potter is the most gifted and influential playwright in television history. Millions of people have been fascinated by his novels, plays, adaptations and films. Brilliant Oxford student, journalist, an early television critic, a failed parliamentary candidate, Potter belongs to that generation of the working-class which rose to...
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Edging the Estuary, Peter Finch
Peter Finch
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<p>In the Middle Ages the port of Cardiff stretched from Chepstow to Gower. Peter Finch, archetypal Cardiffian, sets out to explore his heritage, walking the Welsh side of the Severn Estuary and reclaiming his personal memories in addition to discovering the lives of others. And with a detour to Maismore, the highest tidal point of the...
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Heads Held High
Phil Bennett
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<h2><br />&nbsp;</h2><p><em><strong>For those of us who are still feeling the pain of that fateful night in Auckland when fate conspired to rob Wales of a deserved World Cup Final place, this book serves as a reminder of the immense highs and lows we all experienced during the Autumn. </strong></em...
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Herbert Howells, Paul Spicer
Paul Spicer
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<p>Composer, organist, teacher, writer and broadcaster, Herbert Howells (1892-1983) is a major figure in English music. His three choral masterpieces, <em>Hymnus Paradisi</em>, the <em>Stabat Mater</em> and <em>Missa Sabrinensis</em>, are classics, while his ecclesiastical music - quite possiblly sung...
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Phil Cope
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<p>Sacred wells have played an important part in the culture and landscape of Cornwall for several millennia, and continue to do so. <em>Holy Wells: Cornwall</em> is a collection of beautiful colour photographs of forty-five of the most important and pre-eminent wells in the county, accompanied by an informative text about the...
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Phil Cope
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<p>Author and photographer Phil Cope, takes his camera on a journey through the sacred wells of Scotland from the Borders to the Orkney Islands. On his way he discovers wells in city centres and, quite literally, in the middle of nowhere &ndash; on mountainsides, in deserted valleys, on the coast, in sea caves. They include healing wells...
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Phil Cope
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<p>The holy wells of Wales are one of its best keep secrets. Here, photographer Phil Cope, selects 42 of his favourites and reveals their histories, mystery and, stunningly, their physical appearance. The wells range from almost invisible rock strewn holes in fields and rocky outcrops, to commercialised spas in mid Wales and the full-blown...
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Jonah Jones: An Artist's Life
Peter Jones
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<p><em>&quot;...Peter writes with captivating erudition.&quot; </em><strong>- Planet</strong></p><p>Sculptor, painter, letter cutter, stained glass artist, novelist, academic and administrator; Jonah Jones (1919-2004) was a twentieth century renaissance man.<br />Born near Newcastle into a...
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Karen Ingham
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<p>Karen Ingham has overseen a photographic survey of Townhill by seven professional photographers and the people of the estate themselves. Striking images of a place and its people leap from the pages of this beautifully produced book. The variety of styles is enormous, from the colourful and painterly to the grittily documentary monochrome...
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Paul Muldoon
Tim Kendall
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<p>Paul Muldoon is firmly established as among the most challenging of contemporary poets. His work ranges from explorations of his native Ulster, and his life there, to more esoteric subjects such as the discovery of America by a medieval Welsh prince, and the work of creators and philosophers from Auden to Spinoza.</p><p>...
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Paul Muldoon
Tim Kendall
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<p>Paul Muldoon is firmly established as among the most challenging of contemporary poets. His work ranges from explorations of his native Ulster, and his life there, to more esoteric subjects such as the discovery of America by a medieval Welsh prince, and the work of creators and philosophers from Auden to Spinoza.</p><p>...
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Philip Wilson Steer, Ysanne Holt
Ysanne Holt
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<p>Philip Wilson Steer (1860-1942) spent his childhood and youth at Whitchurch near Ross-on-Wye, just three miles from the English-Welsh border, and studied at the Gloucester College of Art. He was at the centre of much controversy in the British art world at the end of the nineteenth century and was a prime mover in the adoption of French...
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Ysanne Holt
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<p>Philip Wilson Steer (1860-1942) spent his childhood and youth at Whitchurch near Ross-on-Wye, just three miles from the English-Welsh border, and studied at the Gloucester College of Art. He was at the centre of much controversy in the British art world at the end of the nineteenth century and was a prime mover in the adoption of French...
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Picture Welsh Poets, Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith
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<p>From the Introduction: &quot;It was whilst studying photography in America that I became interested in uniting image and text. I would write about photographs I had taken, and add other information, related and tangential. This idea developed when I began to ask the subjects of my photographs to write a statement or comment about...
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Plaid Cymru: The Emergence of a Political Party, Laura McAllister
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<p>In the first full-length study of its kind,&nbsp; Laura McAllister portrays the emergence of Plaid Cymru in the post-War world from its origins as a disparate association of campaigners and activists to its current status of fully-functioning political machine.<br />Skilfully interweaving rigorous historical analysis and...
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plateaux, gateaux, chateaux
Mary Davies Parnell
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<p><em>Plateaux, Gateaux, Chateaux</em> is the final volume in Mary Davies Parnell&rsquo;s popular trilogy of childhood memoirs. Having overcome the hurdle of O levels, Mary is now in the sixth form, a period when her horizons are widened in many directions. A new interest in dramatics and a dramatic, clandestine night out...
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